Posted by: Kathy | April 20, 2010

Works For Me Wednesday: Chick-fil-A Chicken Nuggets

The Princess recognized the Chick-fil-A sign by the time she was a year old. Seriously! She called it “Bawk Bawk” until she was two. We’d pull into the drive thru and I’d hear “Bawk Bawk Mommy! Bawk Bawk!” I hated to hear her give that one up. I still remember the day she asked for chicken instead of “Bawk Bawk.” Sigh…

We live in the suburbs of Atlanta, the home of the chicken sandwich. We each Chick-fil-A A LOT!! When she was a toddler, it was at least once a week. Now, not as much. But we still love the Chick-fil-A!!! The restaurants are always clean. They always have nice people working there. One time, I was at a Chick-fil-A with my sister-in-law and our three toddlers. It was not exactly a relaxing meal. What made it AWESOME was that the MANAGER of the Chick-fil-A was coming around and refilling all the moms’ drinks. They totally got that a toddler mom couldn’t hop up and get herself a refill, so they did it for us. AMAZING SERVICE.

The best thing about Chick-fil-A is…um.. the CHICKEN. It’s so yummy good. And, the nuggets look and taste like REAL chicken. Because they are REAL chicken. So much better than some of the other fast food joints. The best thing about chicken nuggets at Chick-fil-A. The chicken nugget tray! The nugget tray quickly became a family favorite for any gathering where toddlers were going to be present. (Although the adults eat their share too.) We have had MANY a nugget tray at the House of Hills.

Here’s what I discovered. Sometimes you have a few leftover nuggets and you really don’t want to eat more nuggets the next day since you over indulged on the nuggets that day. Guess what?! THEY FREEZE WELL! Like, really well. Once we discovered that, we discovered that the Princess likes them cold and without ketchup. Well, that means they can go in the LUNCHBOX!! We’re always looking for something different to go in the lunchbox since I have a child that doesn’t do sandwiches. I know – unAmerican. But, she doesn’t eat them.

Now, I buy a small tray of nuggets every six to eight weeks and freeze them in 8 nugget snack baggies. All the snack baggies get thrown in one big gallon freezer bag. Every Monday, I pull out at least one snack baggie of nuggets. That gives me two lunches for the week as she only eats four nuggets at school lunch. (This would be because she spends the majority of the time talking. No idea where she gets that from.) The Princess is happy. I’m happy. It’s a win win.

Chick-fila-A chicken nuggets – they definitely work for me.

Linked to: Works for Me Wednesday

Disclosure: Chick-fil-A did not ask me to write this. I was not compensated in any way. The House of Hills just has a love for the chicken nugget.

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  1. I was very happy to see a sign other day that a Chick-fil-A is being built near us! Finally! :0)

    • Whoop! Whoop! Love the Chick-fil-A. There are three within in 15 minutes of me. I’ve got them all programmed in my phone so I can pick up a tray of nuggets no matter which direction I’m driving. That’s kinda sad isn’t it. LOL!

  2. I soooo miss ChickFilA! 😦

    Have a great day!
    Sherry

    • Can’t imagine life without the Chick-fil-A. When my brother lived in California for a few years, he would be at the Chick-fil-A almost daily on his visits home. It’s what he wanted to eat the most (besides my mom’s cooking of course).

  3. I absolutley love this idea! My kids also really love ChickFilA, and will eat the leftovers the next day. Even straight from the fridge sometimes. My daughter also happens to be a picky eater, so she insists on PB&J everyday! This would such a great improvement. Thanks for the idea.

    • I’m jealous that you can do PB&J. My Princess of Picky won’t eat peanut butter. Who ever heard of a kid that won’t eat peanut butter! Good grief.

  4. I never thought of that! My little ones rarely finish their meal, I’ll have to keep it in mind!

    • When the Princess was little, I used to keep sandwich baggies in the diaper bag for just such occasions. Whenever she didn’t finish something, I’d stick it in a baggie. The REAL trick was remembering to get it out of the diaper bag when we got home.

  5. I think we may need a LARGE tray for our 7 day Callaway vacation.

    • Ya, I’m thinking you’re right on that.

  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Chick Fil A. Discovered them when we were on vacay in your neck of the woods. Love that they are a Christian company and closed on Sundays. They ROCK!!!

    • They are an AMAZING company. Great values. I know several people that work for them. Great working environment too.

  7. We love Chick Fil A too and have seriously considered a downfall of moving away from ATL would be not having so many Chick Fil As around. Check out this video. My kids love it!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/timhawkinscomedy#p/u/3/NsJHqstPuNo

  8. Do they ship too?? Your post made my mouth water. I love the tray and freezer idea. My kids don’t really eat sandwiches either. They’ll do PB&J, but aren’t allowed to bring peanut butter to school. Remind me of this idea when we get home, so I can put it into practice!

  9. So smart!! Seriously!

  10. This idea is wonderful!!!!! What a brilliant idea! Can’t wait to try this πŸ™‚

  11. I am totally doing this. You just made my day!! The nearest one is over an hour away. And by the way, I LOVE your blog. LOVE it. I am trying to get into freezer cooking and this helps so much.

    Hugs,
    Becca


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